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A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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van Hemert '72 Joins CCHS as Facilities Director

We are happy to announce that Stephen van Hemert, alumnus from the class of 1972 and current parent, has started at Columbus as our new Director of Facilities Management. 

Stephen graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa and went on to a career in hospitality that included over 15 years with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and the last 10 years as the General Manager of several luxury high rise condominiums from Sunny Isles Beach to South Beach.  

Stephen will manage the entire school facility and supervise the maintenance, care and upkeep of all buildings, grounds and equipment. He will also coordinate facilities space and event set-ups.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.